BMC Biology

BMC Biology is an online open access scientific journal that publishes original, peer-reviewed research in all fields of biology, together with opinion and comment articles. The journal is part of a series of BMC journals published by the UK-based publisher BioMed Central. It is considered the flagship biology journal within the BMC series, and since 2010 has incorporated what was previously the separate Journal of Biology, which had been the premier BioMed Central journal. It published 88 research articles in 2009.

Publisher
BioMed Central
Country
United Kingdom UK
History
2003–present
Website
http://www.biomedcentral.com/bmcbiol/
Impact factor
6.53 ()

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Parkinson's & Movement disorders

Gut bacteria could be responsible for side effect of Parkinson's drug

Bacteria in the small intestine can deaminate levodopa, the main drug that is used to treat Parkinson's disease. Bacterial processing of the unabsorbed fractions of the drug results in a metabolite that reduces gut motility. ...

Neuroscience

Researchers determine how much oxygen the brain needs

The brain has a high energy demand and reacts very sensitively to oxygen deficiency. LMU neurobiologists have now succeeded for the first time in directly correlating oxygen consumption with the activity of certain nerve ...

Medical research

Rapid, automatic identification of individual live brain cells

Researchers working to understand the brain at a high-definition, single-cell level of detail have designed a new computer program to identify each nerve cell in fluorescent microscope images of living worms. Previous attempts ...

Neuroscience

Questions about quiet group of brain cells lead to new discovery

What started as a project investigating the role of memories in Parkinson's disease patients took Hotchkiss Brain Institute (HBI) researchers Dr. Bin Hu and Taylor Chomiak, PhD, down a ten-year path towards what Hu calls ...

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